I’m a second year Ph.D. student in Paleoclimate, advised by Dr. Jean Lynch-Stieglitz. For my dissertation, I am working to reconstruct past sea surface temperature (SST) changes over the last glacial cycle from sediment cores in the Central Equatorial Pacific – an area where very few records currently exist. Previously, I have worked on the refinement of Mg/Ca paleothermometry – one of the most widely-applied proxies for reconstructing past SST. I completed my B.A. Earth Science at the University of Southern California and M.S. Earth Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara.